NORTHEAST EXTENSION (WPVI) -- The northbound lanes of the Northeast Extension have reopened following crash that left one person dead Monday afternoon.
It happened around 12:45 p.m. in the northbound lanes of the highway just before the Lehigh Valley exit.
State police say there was an earlier accident in a construction zone and traffic was at a standstill when a box truck rear-ended a tractor trailer.
The driver of the box truck was killed.
Northbound lanes of the Northeast Extension were closed for hours, and traffic was being detoured at Quakertown.
However, just before 5 p.m. the northbound lanes were reopened.
So far, no word on what led to the crash or the identity of the driver that was killed.
Northeast Extension reopened after fatal truck crash